The Summer Session Office has created the following table to assist High School Summer College students in calculating their total summer costs. These estimates are based on a 3-unit tuition charge for commuter students and an 8-unit tuition charge for residential students and for international students with a Stanford-sponsored I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status) enrolled as either residential or commuter students. All students should refer to the Tuition by Units and the Explanation of Fees descriptions in the tables below for additional information about each of these items:
|Programs Fees & Expenses||
High School Summer College Commuter Students
|High School Summer College Residential Students
|Tuition||3,222 (3 units)
||7,442 (8 units)
|Meal Plan - 19 meals/week||0||1,391|
|Campus Health Services Fee||173||173|
|Health Insurance Fee *||$846||$846|
*The Health Insurance Fee may be waived for students who have their own medical insurance and who complete the waiver available from Vaden Health Center.
|Units||High School Summer College Rate|
|1, 2, or 3||$3,222|
Application Fee. $75, nonrefundable.
Tuition. Commuter students, except for international students with a Stanford-sponsored I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status), must enroll in a minimum of 3 units. Residential students and all international students with a Stanford-sponsored I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status) must enroll in a minimum of 8 units. In most cases, the maximum unit load for High School Summer College students is 12 units. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Housing. All High School Summer College residential students pay the same housing costs. All housing assignments for Summer College residential students are coordinated by the Summer Session Office.
Meal Plan - 19 meals/week. All residential students are automatically assigned to a 19-meal-per-week plan. All meals are served cafeteria style and feature a number of options suitable for almost any dietary plan.
Campus Health Services Fee. All registered students are required to pay a quarterly fee to cover the costs of services provided by Stanford's Vaden Health Center. All students in our programs are eligible to receive services at Vaden, which include: primary care medical services, counseling and psychological services, and health and wellness programs. Please visit the Vaden website for more information.
Document Fee. A one-time fee of $100 is charged to all students, except students who are returning to Stanford and have previously paid the Document Fee. The fee offsets the cost of maintaining student records, processing transcript requests, and other registration related services.
Telecom Fee. All residential students pay this fee, which covers the costs of telephone and internet service in the dorm room. A number of add-on features are available by subscription from Information Technology Student Services (ITSS). Telephones are provided and students must bring their own computer for in-room use.
Program Fee. High School Summer College residential students pay a non-refundable $250 program fee that covers, in part, the cost of program-related activities. This fee is paid directly to the Summer Session Office during the acceptance process and will not appear on the University Bill.
Books/Supplies. Costs listed for books and supplies are merely estimates. Textbooks will need to be purchased by each student and the costs will be determined by the courses in which the student enrolls.
Health Insurance Fee. All students enrolled in courses at Stanford are required to have major medical insurance. The University will automatically enroll students in Stanford's Cardinal Care health insurance plan and charge $846 for the Summer Quarter. Students are able to waive this fee with proof of acceptable alternative coverage.
Avoiding Unnecessary Health Insurance Fees
Students who reside in the United States and who are covered by health insurance are able to waive their insurance fees by providing their plan information via Axess. The $846 health insurance charge is one of the first items to appear on the University Bill. Eligible students should be sure to waive this coverage via Axess starting on May 1, 2012 and before the waiver deadline of June 15, 2012, in order to remove the $846 charge. Students must verify with their insurance company that their coverage extends to service in the San Francisco Bay Area.
International students might also have insurance coverage that will enable them to waive Cardinal Care. International students must arrange for their insurance company to complete the Insurance Coverage Certification Form and submit the completed, signed document to the Vaden Insurance Office by June 1, 2012. If approved, the Vaden Health Center staff will enter the waiver via Axess.
The Cardinal Care website includes additional information on coverage and benefits.